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June 11, 1992 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A massive, multinational security operation is gearing up to protect the 116 presidents and prime ministers expected to attend the United Nations Earth Summit, one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in history. Brazilian army troops and uniformed police are intensifying vigilance in key areas of Rio, as federal plainclothesmen watch the borders and airports for suspected terrorists. Federal police also are working with U.N.
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November 12, 1994 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No massive arrests have been made, not a shot has been fired, but already residents here have begun to feel a modicum of relief in the early stages of an unprecedented effort by the army to roll back the crime wave that has plagued Brazil's most famous city for more than a decade. Since the army took control of state and city law enforcement last week, drug traffickers who lord over the city's poor communities have begun to lie low.
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NEWS
June 13, 1992
Nature as Chemistry Lab Biodiversity has a major role in medicine, experts say. And without habitat protection, many valuable plants could disappear before their value is determined, according to biologists. Mark Plotkin of Conservation International said half of America's drugs are derived from natural substances. "Some of the hottest anti-viral drugs come from tropical plants," Plotkin said. Crime Drops as Troops Stand Guard They said it couldn't be done.
NEWS
June 13, 1992
Nature as Chemistry Lab Biodiversity has a major role in medicine, experts say. And without habitat protection, many valuable plants could disappear before their value is determined, according to biologists. Mark Plotkin of Conservation International said half of America's drugs are derived from natural substances. "Some of the hottest anti-viral drugs come from tropical plants," Plotkin said. Crime Drops as Troops Stand Guard They said it couldn't be done.
NEWS
November 12, 1994 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No massive arrests have been made, not a shot has been fired, but already residents here have begun to feel a modicum of relief in the early stages of an unprecedented effort by the army to roll back the crime wave that has plagued Brazil's most famous city for more than a decade. Since the army took control of state and city law enforcement last week, drug traffickers who lord over the city's poor communities have begun to lie low.
NEWS
June 11, 1992 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A massive, multinational security operation is gearing up to protect the 116 presidents and prime ministers expected to attend the United Nations Earth Summit, one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in history. Brazilian army troops and uniformed police are intensifying vigilance in key areas of Rio, as federal plainclothesmen watch the borders and airports for suspected terrorists. Federal police also are working with U.N.
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